Abbey’s Beginning & End

June 13, 2014

In May of 1963, the Glimpses ran a rendering of the forthcoming Abbey nursing home in Winfield…

abbey nursing home

It was built, closed down many years later…became the Marklund Deicke Home for awhile…and now the building is gone and the property for sale…

old abbey site

(photo taken 6/12/14)

This post is brought to you by the LeKander Woodward Funeral Home…

lekander woodward funeral home ad

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Will There Be A Cop If You Need One?

June 11, 2014

That was a question posed in a Glimpses headline back in March of 1976…

will there be a cop if you need one

police article


Ronald Mcdonald Site Yesterday & Today

June 9, 2014

Here’s a quick little piece from the May 7, 1969 issue of the Glimpses, showing the property along Winfield Road that will soon be a Ronald Mcdonald house….

ronald mcdonald site

and here’s what it looks like today (June 8, 2014)…

ronald mcdonald house


New Teachers

June 6, 2014

I’m going to end the week with an article about new teachers coming to Winfield School in 1965…

new teachers part one

new teachers part two

also from the same issue…an update on the new rectory at St. John the Baptist Church…

new rectory


Just For You…The Class Of 72

June 4, 2014

Continuing my salute to the graduation season…let’s take a look at the Winfield School class of 1972…

class of 1972


Graduating Time

June 2, 2014

Since this is the season for graduating and/or promotion…i thought i would post some school stuff this week. Today let’s take a look at the Winfield School class of 1969…

winfield school class of 1969

and here’s an ad for a place you might have gone to celebrate a graduation…the viking…

the viking ad


Building Boom ’54

May 30, 2014

In the Fall of 1954 the Glimpses reported on how much construction was going on in Winfield…

building boom

also from the same issue, check out these items for comfortable living…

the wall fill company